Karen Family History

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Karen Name Meaning

Czech: from Kara or Kára, derivatives of the personal name Karel (see Charles).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kares, Karel, Kara, Kaden, Kren, Haren, Kamen, Karan, Baten, Kalen

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Karen Family Origin

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Karen Family Occupations

What did your Karen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coal Miner and Brewer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Karen. The most common Karen occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 50% of Karen's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Karen family was Section Work On R.R..

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  • Coal Miner

    50%
  • Brewer

    25%
  • Section Work On R.R.

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Karen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Karen Historical Records

What Karen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Karen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Karen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Karen. For the veterans among your Karen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Karen Life Expectancy

What is the average Karen lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Karen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Karen in 1967 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Karen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Karen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Karen Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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